Directed by: Sabbir Khan
Produced by: Viki Rajani
Written by: Amal King
Starring: Tiger Shroff, Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Nidhhi Agerwal
Music by Songs: Meet Bros, Tanishk Bagchi,Pranaay,Vishal Mishra,Javed-Mohsin and Gourov-Roshin
Background score: Sandip Shirodkar
Cinematography: Hari K. Vedantam
Edited by: Manan Sagar
Production company: Eros International and Next Gen Films
Distributed by: Eros International and Next Gen Films
Release date: 21 July 2017 (India)
Running time: 149 minutes
Budget : 35 Crores
Storyline: A young man, tries to follow the footsteps of his idol, The King of Pop, Michael Jackson. The story is about a young man from the streets, called Munna (Tiger Shroff), who from a young age was a big fan of Michael Jackson. Mahinder Fauji (Nawazuddin Siddiqui) is a gangster who aspires to dance.
Know more about the captain of the Ship, the director: He assisted two maverick film makers, Mahesh Bhatt and David Dhawan, initially. Having worked on a couple of films with both the Directors, he started work with Sajid Nadiadwala’s company, Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment, in various capacities, also graduating to directing music videos and trailers.
He later wrote the screenplay for Kambakkht Ishq , after having discarded two previous attempts. He was quite confident of the entertainment value of his project and to add to the same, he pulled out all stops. In a first for Indian Cinema, his movie featured cameo appearances from A-list Hollywood actors including, Sylvester Stallone, Denise Richards, Brandon Routh and Holly Valance among others.The film was shot mostly in Hollywood, Los Angeles and Italy and finished on sound stages in Mumbai.
Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala the movie, Sabbir Khan’s directorial debut, was released on 3 July 2009.
Sabbir Khan’s next directorial venture Heropanti released on 23 May 2014. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala, it stars debutante actors Tiger Shroff and Kriti Sanon. He then directed Baaghi.
My Gut Feel and comments:
Better to put your heart on the line, risk everything, and walk away with nothing than play it safe.
Above seems true in case of Munna Michael as a film should turn out to be a safe bet as it seems to be a typical Massala mass appealing entertainment with no novelty in neither story line or narration.
Likewise Heropanti and Baaghi director Sabbir Khan kept the commercial success dynamics intact, which are keeping the moderate budget backed by aggressive production house and repeating Tiger Shroff third consecutive time in action avatar backed by his dancing skills with flat dialogue delivery style.
In case of Tiger Shroff all his three average movies Heropanti, Baaghi and flying Jatt has done above average box office business which means he is a saleable actor for the time being even if he is repeating himself in the same ways and form.
The X factor of this movie is Nawazuddin Siddiqui whose presence has increased the chances of success of this movie as he being a fine actor definitely scale up movie, although unlike his image he is playing different role which fits in a frame of typical mass entertainer.
Going by my gut feel I am giving this movie 2.5 stars out of 5 stars, four days before the release.